CHURCH CAR WASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The True Vine Fellowship Ministry will hold a carwash fundraiser Saturday, April 12 to support the church’s youth and community outreach programs. The carwash will be held from 9 to 2 in the Santana’s parking lot in Twentynine Palms, 73680 Sun Valley Drive.

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR “DOLL’S HOUSE” AT THEATRE 29

The hard-working, multi-talented volunteers at Theatre 29 are looking for a few good actors and actresses. Auditions for the Drama “A Doll’s House” have been scheduled. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… Actors of all ages are needed for the Theatre 29 production of “A Doll’s House,” Kurt Schauppner

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams won their meet against Yucca Valley yesterday. The Ladycats won, 103 points to Yucca Valley’s 67 points. Qualifying for CIF were Darrian Rieg in the 200 individual medley and Hanna Beard in the 100-meter backstroke. The Twentynine Palms boys won

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS WINS A ROUND IN PROJECT PHOENIX FUNDING BATTLE

The City of Twentynine Palms has won a round in its legal struggle with the California Department of Finance, over the proceeds of bonds that the City issued to finance the Project Phoenix development effort. Project Phoenix would build a community center, theater, gym, and 40 housing units in downtown

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DOG LICENSING AND VACCINATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic today, Thursday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Center courtyard. The clinic is offered to all Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County residents. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $6

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS LIFEGUARD TRAINING

If you are looking for a summer job as a lifeguard anywhere, you must first be certified. The Town of Yucca Valley is offering a class to do just that. Managing Editor Tami Roleff splashes in with details…

The Town of Yucca Valley is accepting registrations for its Lifeguard Certification

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the CopperMountainCollege campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topping the agenda is an address by San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller, Larry Walker after

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LEARN ABOUT POLLUTION AND RECYCLING AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

Science Saturday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is about “Pollution and Recycling” this week. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with an exciting topic in April. On Saturday, April 12, in honor of Earth Day, this Science Saturday will help

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ROTARY BIKE 4 SHOES EVENT SUPPLIES NEEDY CHILDREN WITH SHOES

There are children in the Morongo Basin who don’t have shoes to wear to school. The Joshua Tree Rotary Club is sponsoring a fund-raising bike ride to purchase a new pair of school shoes for children in need in the Morongo Basin. The Bike 4 Shoes ride on May 3

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COUNTY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON REWEWABLE ENGERGY

The ordinance on commercial solar facilities that San Bernardino County adopted last year is not the County’s last word on the subject. Reporter Dan Stork says that public input is being sought for a Renewable Energy Element for the County’s General Plan…

This month, the County Land Use Services Department

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES NAVAL BASIC TRAINING

Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael A. Prince Jr., son of Michael and Bernadette Prince of Yucca Valley, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Prince completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB REDNECK REVERSE RAFFLE THIS SATURDAY

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is holding a reverse raffle Saturday, April 12, in which the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize, $1,500 toward the drip of your choice. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about how you can be a part of this Redneck

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School Track and Field split victories with the Big Bear Bears yesterday in a De Anza League dual. Coach Ronda Morton said Adriann Miller led the girls with 4 first place performances in the 4×1, 4×4, 100 meter, and 200 meter. Nisa Seals won the high jump,

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MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WAS A MARINE

More details today following a violent, motorcycle-to-motorcycle head-on crash in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon. Base officials say the man killed was a Marine stationed at the Twentynine Palms base. Corporal Elmer VanHoorebeke Jr., 27, was an electrical system technician with VMU-1 who deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. VanHoorebeke

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS BUDGET INPUT, TALKS ABOUT PUBLIC ART, HOMELESSNESS

The meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council was far-ranging and crisp. Reporter Dan Stork was there, and says that the topics ranged through budgetary matters, public art, and how the city might respond to homelessness…

Twentynine Palms City Manager Joe Guzetta described to the City Council the calendar of

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TWO FELONS, ONE HIDING OUT AFTER EARLY RELEASE, LOCATED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A wanted parolee released early under AB109 was found hiding out in Twentynine Palms with another wanted felon Sunday. At 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 6200 block of Ocotillo Road in Twentynine Palms for a report of a verbal disturbance. At the location, deputies contacted two men. One identified

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STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department’s Rural Crimes Task Force recovered on Monday a piece of heavy equipment that had been stolen last year in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Bobcat augur attachment, owned by JMJ Construction out of Winchester, was stolen in September 2013 while workers

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GIVES NEW ROSS STORE BIGGER SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission gave the new Ross store a bigger sign last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission went against its staff recommendation at its meeting last night, and granted a variance for a 238-square foot

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING GETS A NAME AND A MOVE-IN DATE

The new senior housing project in Yucca Valley has a name and a schedule for when residents can move in. Dumosa Senior Village will feature 73 one-bedroom apartments for residents 55 and older who meet income limits, and one two-bedroom unit for the project manager. The first phase, featuring 31

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, April 9, are airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and aircraft tie down rental agreements. Under new business, the directors will be asked to accept a law firm to represent

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